There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day or after breaking a sweat than an ice cold drink, right? But have you thought about other tasty ways you use can make the most out of ice cubes besides just freezing water? There are tons of ways you can add flavored ice cubes to your drink to ma ke them even more refreshing. Check out a few ice cube recipes that are sure to infuse some flavor in your drinks.
1. Cucumber Mint Ice Cubes
Just when you thought you couldn’t get a more refreshing combination than mint and cucumber in a drink, then comes cucumber mint ice cubes. Combine cucumber, mint and water in a blender. Add a bit of sugar and a pinch of salt to enhance the flavors. Freeze the mixture into cubes and drop into a glass of water, mojito or a drink made with gin or vodka.
2. Coffee Ice Cubes
If you been a victim of the watered-down iced coffee, the unnecessary occurrence stops now. Brew a pot of coffee and let it cool to room temperature. Pour into an ice tray and freeze. The next time you make an iced coffee, be it with hot, drip coffee or cold-press, you’ll have a 100% pure iced coffee drink, without a drop of caffeine wasted.
3. Lemon Ice Cubes
Chop up organic lemons, throw them in a blender with enough water to allow it to blend to a smooth consistency. Then freeze the mix into cubes. Thanks to the lemon component, these infused ice cubes can help add Vitamin C and other antioxidants to your diet, aid in digestion and improve skin quality. Add these lemon ice cubes to a glass of lemonade, ice tea, or another beverage.
4. Fruit Ice Cubes
If you need to get your daily dose of fruit and hydration, watermelon cubes may do the trick.
Simply puree watermelon in a blender and freeze into ice cubes. These are perfect for making watermelon slushies or simply adding a sweet flavor to your water. Watermelon is a major source of vitamins A, B6 and C along with essential amino acids, and well, water—making for the ultimate thirst quencher.
5. Flower Ice Cubes
Hosting a party? You can add a touch of elegance with flower ice cubes. Gather edible, colorful flowers such as violets or lavender and place into the unfrozen water cubes before freezing. Try using clear glasses so the colors from the cubes can really be admired.
Using Top-Quality Water in Your Ice Cubes
With all these flavored ice cube recipes available, don’t forget that the water you use to make them matters. Culligan is here to help you start with properly filtered water. Call your local Culligan Man to check the quality of your water. From there, we can provide the solution to improving not only its taste but ensure its free of any harmful components. Then you can really start with the best water to make an endless variety of ice cubes that’ll take your daily beverage to the next level.